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Population and Endogenous Growth

  • Creina Day

Using a general three sector growth model, this paper derives general conditions for positive growth in the economy along a balanced growth path under the alternative assumptions of a static population and a growing population. The framework is general enough to replicate endogenous and semi-endogenous R&D based growth models. This paper challenges the conventional wisdom that (non-)linearity is synonymous with (semi-)endogenous growth. CES technology is introduced to human capital accumulation to obtain positive balanced growth with or without population growth.

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Paper provided by DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade in its series DEGIT Conference Papers with number c012_006.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2007
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Handle: RePEc:deg:conpap:c012_006
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